British Airways Chase Visa Signature: Get 100,000 Miles!

Update: DEAD!!!

Worth noting: Last week I signed up for 3 Chase cards at the same time using 3 different web browsers (The BA Card, a Hyatt card, and a United card with IE, Chrome, and Firefox.  I already have 2 active Continental cards and a Freedom card although the Sapphire Preferred card and Southwest card can be good choices as well) and was able to get approved for all 3 by making a few calls to Chase’s reconsideration department (see comment #3 for some great Chase reconsideration contact numbers)
Only one hard credit pull was made.
Talk about a hat-trick, this one was worth some $3,000 in signup points!

Related: Need To Meet A Spending Threshold Deadline? Get Waived Fees On AMEX Gift Cards!

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You’ll get a total of 103,125 miles after spending $2,500 on the card, more than enough for 4 free US49/Canada round-trip tickets on AA with no added fuel surcharges! Just 1,875 miles short of 3 free tickets to Hawaii (35,000 miles each) with no added fuel surcharges and you can always transfer AMEX points to BA to make up the difference.

-Get 50,000 miles for signing up and spending $1.
-Get another 50,000 miles for spending $2,500 within 90 days.
-$95 annual fee.
-No foreign exchange fee.
-Earn 1.25 miles per dollar spent.
-Get a free companion award ticket after spending $30,000 (valid only for travel on BA, not on partners)

BA allows one-way ticket awards at half the miles of a round-trip. While AA doesn’t generally allow stopovers on any awards anymore using AA miles (except at the north american gateway city of an international award) You can use BA miles even while traveling on AA to take an unlimited amount of free stopovers, even on a one-way ticket! You can theoretically fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, stay there for a couple nights, then to Dallas for a few nights, onto Chicago for a few nights, and Cleveland for a few nights before finally flying to New York. And you can book that whole one-way ticket for just 12,500 miles and $10 tax!
A stopover ticket like this would have to be booked over the phone. You can check award availability on AA.com. BA will have access to the same sAAver awards that AA.com shows availability for.

Now here’s the thing with BA miles, they do collect fuel surcharges when you travel on most carriers. If you want to travel on BA those fuel surcharges can be quite heavy, especially on long-haul and on connecting flights. But you don’t have to travel on BA.

BA is part of the OneWorld alliance so you can also redeem to fly on OneWorld airlines (American Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, JAL, LAN, Malev, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, and S7 Airlines) and they also have non-alliance partners like Aer Lingus, Alaska, and Kingfisher.

You can book some partner travel online but they don’t make it easy, you will probably need to book over the phone at 800-452-1201

Fuel surcharges are worse on some airlines than others.  While flying on BA can be very expensive you can fly on some partner airlines for much smaller fuel surcharges.

They do not currently charge fuel surcharges for travel on AA unless it’s a trans-atlantic flight. They also don’t charge fuel surcharges for travel on LAN.

BA allows families to pool miles together into a “household account.” Up to 6 people at the same address can pool their miles together!

So what are good uses for the miles? There are a few gems.
BA does not charge expedite fees. When you book an AA ticket within 21 days of departure you pay a $50-$100 expedite fee. When you book an AA flight with BA miles you don’t pay that fee.
-You can fly on AA within the US49 and Canada for just 25,000 miles with no fuel surcharges.
-You can fly on AA to Hawaii for just 35,000 miles with no fuel surcharges.
-You can fly on AA or LAN to South America for just 40,000 miles with no fuel surcharges.
-You can fly on Cathay Pacific to Hong Kong or China for just 50,000 miles.

Business class is double the coach miles and first is triple the coach miles.
A Cathay Pacific First Class (150,000 miles) ticket may have $250 in fees, but that’s still not bad on a ticket that sells for a whopping $18,000 normally!

In summary, tickets between North America and Europe or Israel will have high surcharges but there are some very good deals to be had for other tickets.

This offer is scheduled to be alive until May 5, but is subject to end at any time.

BA has a number of award charts, here are links to them:

BA Award Chart: Traveling on BA only

BA Award Chart: Traveling on one partner only

BA Award Chart: Traveling on BA and one partner

BA Award Chart: Traveling On Multiple Carriers Round The World Chart

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353 Responses to “British Airways Chase Visa Signature: Get 100,000 Miles!”

  1. Crunch Says:
    1

    Think we can avoid the $95 annual fee is we cancel within a short time?

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  2. Dan Says:
    2

    @Crunch:
    I don’t think Chase will prorate an annual fee like AMEX will.

    I’m not sure if the Chase cutoff is 30 days or 60 days from when you get billed for the fee, but if you do cancel before the cutoff you will get a refund of the annual fee.
    (Update: It’s 60 days according to a commenter below)

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  3. Da Says:
    3

    In case guys have problems here are some useful Chase contacts:
    Chase: 800-432-3117 (Application status)
    Chase: 888-270-2127 (Application reconsideration)
    Chase: 877-781-3109 (Card combining & card type changes)
    Chase: 888-245-0625 (Credit Analyst reconsideration)
    Chase: 888-622-7547 (Chase Executive Office)

    If you have a Chase checking account you can also ask a banker in a branch to send in a reconsideration request form if you are rejected for a Chase credit card.

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  4. Dan Says:
    4

    It’s worth noting that if you want any other Chase mileage cards if you apply for multiple cards at the same time it will still just count as 1 inquiry on your credit report and people do get approved for multiple cards that way. Just use different web browsers (Like IE, Firefox, and Chrome) and hit submit on one after the other.
    Other Chase cards include:
    Hyatt
    United
    Southwest
    Continental
    Sapphire Preferred (points transfer to BA, Continental, Hyatt, etc)

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  5. Math Says:
    5

    You will actually get 103,125 miles for spending $2.5K, no?

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  6. Jeff Says:
    6

    Just applied and got this response:

    “We have received your application. Our analysts are currently reviewing your application, and our goal is to notify you within 10 days of this application. Notifications are usually sent within this time, but in some circumstances it may take up to 30 days for processing.”

    Is there usually instant approval so i’m out of luck or is this the normal process?

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  7. Dan Says:
    7

    @Math:
    Correct!

    @Jeff:
    It’s perfectly normal to not get instant approval. Just hang in there and hope for the best!

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  8. maxime12 Says:
    8

    dan do u think that chase will let churn coz i know ussualy u cant get with chase more then once a promo and i did it last time?

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  9. chaim Says:
    9

    @#7
    just open a new british air mileage number and use it on your app and you’ll get the miles again.

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  10. Dannyboy Says:
    10

    60 days to get fee refunded, I just canceled my BA card from last year and had 60 days from when fee was charged. I don’t think you can get around the first annual fee and keep the miles

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  11. Chaim Says:
    11

    can you but gift cards to qualify for the 2.5k spending?

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  12. tivoboy Says:
    12

    I saw this deal a couple days ago on the website, but very nice summary of the details dan!

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  13. Dan Says:
    13

    @Dannyboy:
    I’ve never heard of any bank ever actually taking back signup bonus miles for canceling a card.
    If you get the miles within 60 days you should be able to cancel if you don’t want the card.

    @Chaim:
    Sure, you can buy AMEX gift cards to spend the $2,500 quickly.

    @tivoboy:
    No problem!

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  14. yakov Says:
    14

    @Dan:

    This a for sure thing? Or there is a chance that all will be denied and possibly blacklist yourself?

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  15. Dan Says:
    15

    @yakov:
    Many people have done it successfully with Chase, AMEX, and Citi on the DansDeals Forums. For all of them only 1 inquiry posted for apps mads at the same time like that from the same bank.

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  16. moneysaver Says:
    16

    dan, just got the chase united card about a month ago. do you think i will get approved for this one so soon after? thanks

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  17. Dan Says:
    17

    @moneysaver:
    Try waiting 30 days between Chase apps unless you do them simultaneously.

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  18. steve Says:
    18

    @chaim: So if I had this card last time and closed it and want to be eligible again.
    Here are the steps to get the offer again:

    I need to create a new BA account.
    Apply for the card using the new BA number
    I will then get the new miles applied to my new BA account.

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  19. Jeff Says:
    19

    Dan, Does Chase consider Mint coins as a valid purchase? Which banks dont?

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  20. Dan Says:
    20

    @Jeff:
    Yes, Chase does count Mint coins as a purchase.

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  21. mb Says:
    21

    Dan

    I have not seen your answer. If I signed up last year can i get it again?

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  22. Dan Says:
    22

    @mb:
    For Chase I find that @chaim is correct.
    Good luck!

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  23. Ariel Says:
    23

    hi Dan,Can I open the credit card on somebody else’s name and get the miles to my BA account?

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  24. Dan Says:
    24

    @Ariel:
    Up to 6 people at the same address can pool their miles together with a BA household account:
    http://www.britishairways.com/travel/echha_landing/public/en_us

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  25. JerseyGuy Says:
    25

    Can the Travel Together Ticket you earn for spending $30K be used with an award from a partner airline?

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  26. Dan Says:
    26

    @JerseyGuy:
    As I wrote in the post, no.

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  27. Moshe Says:
    27

    The mint thing is still going on? I thought that was very old. What other cards is it good on?

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  28. Chaim Says:
    28

    Dan,

    I know this is not the right forum but was wondering if you know of anyone who got in on the fairmont platinum deal whether they got any verifying card/paperwork to attest to lifetime status?
    I haven’t received anything from fairmont or livingsocial.

    btw if u can post a link to where this topic is being discussed i’d appreciate it.

    Thanks dan!

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  29. Dan Says:
    29

    @Moshe:
    The Mint thing does still work….more discussion can be found on the DansDeals Forums here:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=146.240

    @Chaim:
    The Fairmont deal is also being discussed at the DansDeals Forums. Here is the direct link:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=5759.135

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  30. arye Says:
    30

    while chase does consider mint coins valid purchases, they have been known to shut down peoples accounts who use them for large mint purchases.

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  31. Dan Says:
    31

    @arye:
    The Mint only allows $1,000 orders these days so it would be hard to make too large of a purchase.

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  32. yitz Says:
    32

    Does similtanious mean having 2 screens open at the same time or applying 4 2 cards within a short period of time. If its the latter what is the time frame?

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  33. Dan Says:
    33

    @yitz:
    It means having 2 or 3 different web browsers (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc) open at the same time and clicking submit one after the other.

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  34. Dan Says:
    34

    Seems like the real beauty of BA miles is their unlimited free stopover policy. I’ve updated the post with more info about that.

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  35. Mitch Says:
    35

    Does anyone know how many miles and how much of a surcharge it costs to get to Israel?

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  36. mb Says:
    36

    From the terms of the offer “This one-time bonus offer is valid only for first-time cardmembers with new accounts. Previous and existing cardmembers/accounts are not eligible for this bonus offer.”

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  37. Dan Says:
    37

    @Mitch:
    65,000 miles.
    The surcharge will depend on which airline you take.

    @mb:
    Every credit card offer says that…and yet I have still managed to get hundreds and hundreds of signup bonuses ;)

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  38. Yuda Says:
    38

    Lets say I need to buy tickets to Israel, and to the west coast for me and my wife, in the next year. I open two cards (one for me, and one for her) spend $5000 in 90 days, plus $190 (annual fee) and walk away with 200,000 miles.
    1. How much am I looking at additional fees to get to from NY to Israel and the west coast (separate trips).
    2. How soon can I get (and redeem) the miles?
    3. Is there any risk involved?

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  39. anon Says:
    39

    When does offer expire?

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  40. Yuda Says:
    40

    I see Mitch asked about that, where can I get a list of surcharges for each airline?

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  41. Dan Says:
    41

    @Yuda:
    1. NY to the west coast will be 25,000 miles and $10 tax.
    NY to Israel will be 65,000 miles but the taxes for trans-atlantic flights is very high.
    You will likely be better off using other miles (like from the AMEX Plat card) for trans-atlantic and Israel flights.
    Figure on anywhere from $350-$800 depending on the airline and class of service.
    There is no list, you just have to search online or try calling to figure it out.

    2. You will get the miles soon after meeting the spending requirement and can use the miles right away.

    3. Why would there be any risk? Enjoy the miles!

    @anon:
    Please read the post.

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  42. Yuda Says:
    42

    @Dan:
    using other miles is nice if you have them, but do I have a better bet for travel this summer if I’m starting from scratch?
    Also, I hear mile tickets are hard to get in July and August?

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  43. Dan Says:
    43

    @Yuda:
    Apply for some other cards at the same time as the BA card (see comment 3) and get the AMEX Plat as well: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/12735

    You can get to Israel for $40 in fees instead of $400 if you play it right. And you’ll be flying free for quite a while!

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  44. Orange Says:
    44

    Dan,
    I recently got the Chase Continental card. Should that be a problem if I applied for this card?

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  45. Green Card Says:
    45

    I got a social about 1 yr ago. I havent done much with it. I joined my self to my wifes checking bank account (which she has held for years), and added my social details a few months ago. Will this give me a chance to apply for this (or any) card, or will i get denied?

    Is it worth trying to apply?

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  46. yehuda Says:
    46

    The 65000 miles to israel is that roundtrip or one way?

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  47. eli Says:
    47

    does BA miles expire?

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  48. steve Says:
    48

    can i open a card for my wife and i and use the same ffn bec you can have a family account. however we still have different last names? will it be a prob

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  49. Dan Says:
    49

    @Orange:
    See comment 17.

    @Green Card:
    There’s no way to know without trying…
    You should try to get your social added onto a credit card of hers though.

    @yehuda:
    It’s 65,000 miles round-trip, before fuel surcharges.

    @eli:
    They don’t as long as you have any account activity every 3 years.

    @steve:
    Why not just each have your own BA account and then join the BA accounts via a household account.

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  50. kivabb Says:
    50

    Can I just leave FFN blank and they will automatically open new account or will they link it back to mine?

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  51. jake Says:
    51

    When d the BA miles expire? or do they have the same expiration rules as AA?

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  52. Dan Says:
    52

    @kivabb:
    YMMV

    @jake:
    Please see comment 49.

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  53. theyoily Says:
    53

    would it not be smart of me to do the 3 web browser shtick if i’ve had to call up in the past to get some chase cards pushed through?

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  54. JOSH Says:
    54

    Can the miles be transfered to my AA FF account since they codeshare?

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  55. Dan Says:
    55

    @theyoily:
    Hard to say. You can always try and call to shift around other cards into newer cards to get the new cards approved.

    @JOSH:
    No.
    Miles generally can’t be transferred to other airlines. Only points like AMEX Membership Rewards of Starwood Starpoints can do that.
    But BA will be happy to book you on an AA flight.

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  56. Freddie Says:
    56

    Great comprehensive article as usual!

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  57. adamSmiles Says:
    57

    Dan,

    If I just got the BA 50K offer within the past few months, any chance I can call cust service and ask for the difference? Anybody have any experiences around this? Thanks

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  58. Mchem Says:
    58

    Hi Dan, I recently opened an AMEX platinum card and a Chase Sapphire card. I am concerned that opening too many cards withing a relatively short time period will affect my credit negatively. I currently have very good credit. What are you thoughts? Am i right for being concerned? should I be concerned?

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  59. Dan Says:
    59

    @Freddie:
    Thanks!

    @adamSmiles:
    You can definitely try sending them a secure message asking for the additional 50K.

    @Mchem:
    I wouldn’t be overly concerned. If you’ve seen my credit card collection and credit score you wouldn’t be either :)

    Applying for a new card will drop you a few points but the extra credit line and lower credit utilization you have will raise your score even higher.

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  60. adamSmiles Says:
    60

    @Dan: what’s the email address please?

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  61. Dan Says:
    61

    @adamSmiles:
    See this post for instructions:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/12103

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  62. jacky Says:
    62

    So basically if i got it last year and applied now again(and was approved)but used the same BA number as last year, i wont get the miles?

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  63. Ben Says:
    63

    I currently live in South Africa and can’t stand having to pay foreign exchange fees every time suing a credit card. Which cards do you suggest would be best for foreign travelers?

    Also, is BA good for travel between SA & USA or Australia or Israel mileage wise?

    Thanks for a great post!!

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  64. Marc Says:
    64

    @Ben: Ben –

    American Express Platinum cards no longer charge foreign exchange fees!

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  65. hocker Says:
    65

    Hi I still have my ba account no. But is closed the account a few month ago is there a any way that can get this card ?

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  66. eli Says:
    66

    is this a type of card u need to have good credit to get approved?

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  67. Anonymous Says:
    67

    I JUST DID THIS AND GOT APPROVED INSTANTLY – I BELIEVE THAT THE PERSON WHO SAID THAT TEHY WILL NOTIFY THEM IN A MONTH IS CHECKING THEIR CREDIT REPORT

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  68. Matityahu Says:
    68

    @adamSmiles: Let us know what you say, and what Chase says. I’m in the same situation, except that I applied only 4 DAYS ago! That was some bad timing. ;-)

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  69. churner Says:
    69

    I got this BA Chase 100k bonus last year and closed the card a few months ago is there any chance of getting it again?

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  70. shaya Says:
    70

    Hi dan I need to go to austrellia for smicha how many miles and how much wulde it cost to go with qwantes and can my uncle get the card and give me the miles plz reply

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  71. daniel Says:
    71

    Does sapphire transfer into AA?
    And can you transfer sapphire points into someone else’s mileage account, like AMEX points?

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  72. Jason Says:
    72

    I love the idea of being able to go to Asia on Cathay Pacific for 100k business or 150k first using these miles, even with the fuel surcharge, since as you said, the charge pales in comparison to the actual value of the ticket!

    I was trying to decipher American’s award chart for AA miles, since they seem to be a bit different for north america to asia trips – is BA better?

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  73. AJ Says:
    73

    The baggage section of the site says you get 2 free bags for travel within US with AAnytime mileage awards. Does that apply for flights on AA books with BA miles.
    If not, how can you avoid those hefty baggage fees?

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  74. jeff Says:
    74

    Can i transfer the BA miles to aa, or united/continental?

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  75. Miles Says:
    75

    How soon can I close the account, and what do I do with the miles so they don’t disappear when I close the account?

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  76. Dan Says:
    76

    @jacky:
    YMMV.
    You won’t know until you spend $1 and wait for the statement.

    @Ben:
    Check out http://www.dansdeals.com/forums for more in-depth info like that.

    @hocker:
    @churner:
    Yes, read through the previous comments.

    @eli:
    You need “good credit” for any card.

    @shaya:
    80,000 miles round-trip

    @daniel:
    Sapphire transfers to BA, Continental, Hyatt, and Marriott.
    It does transfer to anyone.

    @Jason:
    For JFK-HKG, AA charges 70K in Coach, 110K in Business, and 135K in First.
    AA does not have a generous stopover policy like BA but with AA you won’t pay a fuel surcharge. Although the BA fuel surcharge for transpacific flights isn’t too bad.

    @AJ:
    You cannot book AA AAnytime AAwards with BA miles. You can only book the sAAver AAwards that you see on AA.com
    Only AA/OneWorld elites will avoid baggage fees.

    @jeff:
    No, see comment 55.

    @Miles:
    You can close the account after getting the miles if you want. I don’t think they will take back the signup miles (though they may threaten that)

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  77. Freddie Says:
    77

    @AJ: Become an elite member with one of the One World airlines. AA started doing matches about a month ago.

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  78. Jason Says:
    78

    Dan, sorry to go more OT, but for the AA mileage rates to Asia (70K Coach, 110K Business, 135K First) – is that good on Cathay similar to how BA is? If so, it seems like it would make more sense to do first with AA vs BA if you’re flying Cathay Pacific, right?

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  79. Dan Says:
    79

    @Jason:
    I’d be happy to discuss it (and any other off topic questions) more at length at http://www.dansdeals.com/forums

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  80. Avi Says:
    80

    @dan

    Not the right place possibly, but i am looking to get a world master card for insurance on car rental in israel. I got my first *review wih answer in 10 days* from citi, are there any other card which offer rental car insurance in israel?

    BTW used 150k Continental + 50K venture miles for 2 adult tickets and two infant tickets to israel :-)

    Thanks for all the assists everybody

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  81. hishai Says:
    81

    Thanks Dan for going thru the sugya for us as usual!

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  82. Dan Says:
    82

    @Avi:
    See comment 79.

    @hishai:
    Your welcome!

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  83. meir Says:
    83

    thanks dan i got approved on the spot i plan on going to isreal with these miles!!

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  84. cala Says:
    84

    So can i get this straight: if i already have cards with BA as long as I put in a new british airways executive club account number, I will still get the points?

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  85. cala Says:
    85

    Also is anyone else having trouble getting on to the application page?!

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  86. steve Says:
    86

    Can anyone apply for a new BA executive club account number?
    How about if they had one in the past?
    What is the link for that?

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  87. chaim Says:
    87

    @ #84
    yes, the same thing works with other chase cards like continental and united.
    no problem with the app.

    @ #86
    yes
    https://www.britishairways.com/travel/register-now/public/en_us

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  88. adamSmiles Says:
    88

    @Dan: worked like a charm for my wife’s card which is still open.

    Any experience trying to get it for a card that is now closed? I opened mine in Jan, spent the $2500 and closed it on 2/1. Any advice? Should I offer them to re-open my acct and try for the additional 50k? Thanks Dan

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  89. adamSmiles Says:
    89

    @Matityahu: Just got an email back saying the 50K will be posted next month!

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  90. goodboy Says:
    90

    dan how do do with your cc that u still have a good credit u close it or keep all of them ?

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  91. mendel Says:
    91

    HI Dan
    Is there anyway to give BA miles or Tickets purchased through miles as a gift?
    I.E. is there any way to capitalize on miles?

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  92. Dan Says:
    92

    @adamSmiles:
    YMMV!

    @goodboy:
    Many times I can transfer the credit line on a card before I close it so that my credit utilization ratio stays low. Or I convert it to a fee-free card.
    But I also close cards all the time and my score is still excellent.

    @mendel:
    Sure, you can use your BA miles (or most any miles for that matter) to book a ticket for anyone you want!

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  93. adamSmiles Says:
    93

    @Dan: any suggestions how to phrase the question to them?

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  94. Zvi Says:
    94

    Are there any no-fee Chase credir cards to apply for at the same time as applying for the BA card? I want another credit card, but not one that I’ll have to cancel after a year to avoid the fee. Thanks.

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  95. Daniel Says:
    95

    @Dan – coming from your link to BA app, and clicking “Apply Now” put me into a loop/redirect. I tried it on Chrome and IE as well, still no go.

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  96. Daniel Says:
    96

    @Dan:

    “Many times I can transfer the credit line on a card before I close it so that my credit utilization ratio stays low”

    Dan, I thought those days were over? Isn’t each one of those a big fight?

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  97. mo Says:
    97

    WHEN IS THIS OFFER EXPIRING??

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  98. Matityahu Says:
    98

    @adamSmiles: Excellent! Me too. I just got my secure message center reply. Chase is giving me the 100K offer, even though I applied last week under the 50K offer.

    And thanks again for all you do, Dan!

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  99. adamSmiles Says:
    99

    @Matityahu: wasn’t as lucky on the card I closed on 2/1/11, they said it was opened over 60 days ago. :(
    Guess I can always open another card with a new BA# ;)

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  100. scubasteve Says:
    100

    For those who apply again (churn) for the same BA card and sign up on the application with a new British Airways account number…do you know if BA will let you combine the 2 accounts if they have the same name? or will you just have to keep the 2 accounts separate?

    Can anyone report that they infact have gotten the signup bonus twice? I applied last year and got the 100k bonus and want to try it again.

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  101. cholent Says:
    101

    do i need ba account to open this card

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  102. scubasteve Says:
    102

    @cholent

    No. They will create one for you if you don’t already have one

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  103. ShawnBig Says:
    103

    Hi Dan,
    For one way ticket with stopover, can you change date for the rest segment after you complete the first segment?
    For example, after arriving Las Vegas, you decide to stay for a couple of more nights before leaving to Dallas, can you change the flight date from Las Vegas to Dallas?

    Quote:
    You can theoretically fly from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, stay there for a couple nights, then to Dallas for a few nights, onto Chicago for a few nights, and Cleveland for a few nights before finally flying to New York.

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  104. yuda Says:
    104

    I want to apply for 2 cards at the same time and get the maximum out of it with only one inquiry so what’s the best cards and with what cards will I get the most worthy of miles
    Thank you dan

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  105. eli Says:
    105

    tried to apply but the application doesnt load.

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  106. esty Says:
    106

    please dan <i already have a british credit card and want another one by my continental i tried with a new one pass number and it didnt work they wrote me that i already have a continental card and wont get another do you think it will help if i close my old one ?
    thanks

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  107. Dan Says:
    107

    @Zvi:
    Chase Freedom gives $100 cash back after spending $500, has no annual fee, offers 5% cash back in rotating categories, and 1% cash back elsewhere:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/go/freedom100/

    @Daniel:
    @eli:
    Try Firefox? Or try clearing out your browser’s cache/cookies.

    @mo:
    Read the post please.

    @scubasteve:
    All airlines allow you to combine accounts if the name is the same.

    @yuda:
    See comment #4. They’re all good!

    @esty:
    Just close the old card before applying for a new one!

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  108. Chaim #2 Says:
    108

    If I already had this card and canceled about 5 months ago, should I open a new BA Executive account and then use that number on my new application, or should I apply without giving my Executive number and they’ll automatically give me a new one?
    Please help!

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  109. Miles Says:
    109

    Only have 2 credit cards- a Capital One no-rewards card that I got in 2007, and and AMEX PRG card I got in Oct. 2010 (which I may not keep if they do not waive the annual fee for next year). I want to get these miles but don’t want to adversely affect my credit score. How long should I keep this BA 100K card open for to minimize the credit score hit?
    Thanks.

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  110. Mosh Says:
    110

    How long does it take on till you get approved???

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  111. Loshon Hora Says:
    111

    I have a BA card some time, could I open another one & get the bonus again?
    If yes do I need to open another BA millage account & would they open a new one for me with the same name & address?

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  112. JL Says:
    112

    Yep. Link to BA app is in loop/redirect again. Will try later again tonight.

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  113. mendel Says:
    113

    Is this deal dead? “Apply Now” does not lead. I tried it with Firefox, Chrom and IE. I cleared the cache still doesn’t work. Can someone please help

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  114. Dan Says:
    114

    @mendel:
    It’s still alive but they must be having some problems with the link.

    Just keep on trying from all 3 of those browsers and you’ll get it to work!

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  115. dan fan Says:
    115

    i tried all 3 browsers and nothing. hopefully its not dead

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  116. Sam Says:
    116

    Hey Dan I hope you can help Me. I just got approved for this card and I want to get the 100,000 miles with this us mint deal. How does it work? are there specific coins I need to buy?

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  117. yehuda Says:
    117

    can i get same BA chase card, if i never canceled the one i did last year

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  118. sam Says:
    118

    how high of a credit score do u think i need to get approved

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  119. njben Says:
    119

    I applied for the BA card and was told will notify you within 30 days what is the likelihood of me being approved since I currently have a continental card

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  120. Question 4 Dan Says:
    120

    DAN: Lets say my official name is Joe as appears on my license passport etc. but I go by and everyone calls me yossi and all my credit cards show yossi. Is it ok to apply as yossi, which means my miles acct will also show yossi. Would this allow me to buy a ticket with the miles under my official name thats on my passport, which is Joe ? Or should I apply for a card under joe?

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  121. Dan Says:
    121

    @njben:
    Wait and pray!

    @Question 4 Dan:
    You can book a mileage ticket for anyone or any name.

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  122. Question 4 Dan Says:
    122

    Also thanks for that quick one… also more thing if im applying for the platinum and this one.I only have IE so can I open another tab in in private browsing (tools, in private browsing) and submit both after another?

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  123. Dan Says:
    123

    @Question 4 Dan:
    That trick only works for applying for cards from the same bank.
    As you’re applying for an AMEX card and a Chase card there’s no need to do anything special.

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  124. Question 4 Dan Says:
    124

    Thanks!so I it doesnt matter if i apply for them at separate times ? lets say one 2day and other tomorrow?

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  125. Dan Says:
    125

    @Question 4 Dan:
    I would still recommend if you are applying for multiple cards to do it the same day so that the other companies don’t yet see how many cards you are applying for.

    But it doesn’t need to be at the same exact time like if you apply for multiple cards from the same bank.

    Also banks only pull your score from 1 agency, so if you’re in a state where they all pull from different agencies then you’ll be able to get many more cards then if you’re from a state where they all pull from the same agency. Then you have Capital One who pulls from all 3 agencies, which is a good reason to avoid them as it’s 3 times the inquiries of any other card.

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  126. Question 4 Dan Says:
    126

    Dan-Just applied for the british one ( says ill be notified by mail) but figured ill wait a month for the amex bec. it doesnt look good to apply for a few CC in a month.

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  127. Question 4 Dan Says:
    127

    So i should apply today and not wait?

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  128. Dan Says:
    128

    @Question 4 Dan:
    I would.
    I’ll often stack multiple apps on the same day.

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  129. Question 4 Dan Says:
    129

    Got approved for amex but not for chase( notify me by mail)

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  130. moneysaver Says:
    130

    is this dead? It doesn’t seem to be working?

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  131. Dan Says:
    131

    @Question 4 Dan:
    Congrats and good luck!

    @moneysaver:
    It still works. Try keep trying in different browsers like Firefox or Chrome.

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  132. yuda Says:
    132

    dan i just applyd for this and the continental and i only got approved for british why?

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  133. Anonymous Says:
    133

    dan my credit is 820 any idea why I didnt get approved ? they said theyl notify me by mail

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  134. Steven Says:
    134

    do I have to see the offer for the 100k miles on the actual application or is it enough just to see it on the link you posted? (when I click to open the application it doesnt mention anything about the signup bonus)
    thanks!

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  135. Dan Says:
    135

    @yuda:
    Call 888-270-2127 and ask them to split the credit line between the Continental card and the BA to get approved for both.

    @Anonymous:
    You can still get approved, even if they don’t give you an instant approval.

    @Steven:
    As long as you see the 100K offer after clicking on the link in the post you will get the 100K. It does not say it on the actual application page, but that is not a problem.

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  136. cala Says:
    136

    i was wondering – if i opened two accounts, would i be able to get the bonus twice?

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  137. need some advice Says:
    137

    I tried opening 2 cards yesterday
    one british airways and one continental. The BA said approved but when I call now it is pending.
    what should I do? The continental was pending too!

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  138. Dan Says:
    138

    @cala:
    I wouldn’t open 2 simultaneously.

    @need some advice:
    Don’t worry, have some patience and see how it plays out.

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  139. Steven Says:
    139

    Thanks Dan! wish me luck, I think im going for the United and Sapphire as well :)

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  140. Dan Says:
    140

    @Steven:
    Good luck!

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  141. yuda Says:
    141

    Thanks dan I called them and they told me that the continental didn’t get approved cause of duplicate and for splitting the credit I still need to wait till the card gos out of pending mode even u get approved on the spot the card will be pending till the set it up

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  142. Zvi Says:
    142

    Dan I got this CC last year (with the 100k offer), I closed my BA credit card around 2 months ago. Last week I reapplied with my old executive club number and I got approved (I was able to check by logging into my chase account.)Is there a chance that they will not credit me the 100k miles since I used this offer once already?

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  143. Daniel Says:
    143

    What Chase number is best to call to combine this new card’s credit line with an existing card in your account? Is it 888-270-2127 ?

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  144. michael Says:
    144

    @Zvi,

    they will not give the bonus points again. You will get a letter in the mail after your card arrives that says you are not a first time card member and therefore not eligible for the bonus miles. Sorry.

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  145. Dan Says:
    145

    @Zvi:
    How come you didn’t open a new BA number?
    There’s a chance you may get the miles, but the odds are significantly better with a new number.

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  146. Moshe1 Says:
    146

    @Dan: So technically, I can open one card for myself, one for my wife, spend 1$, get the miles, combine the two accounts on BA and then cancel withing the sixty days and still get to keep the 50,000 miles each without the 95 dollar fee? Correct? Thanks loads for all you help and insight!

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  147. Loshon Hora Says:
    147

    I have a BA card now.
    How could I get another one & the millage?
    I asked B$ no one answered.

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  148. Dan Says:
    148

    @Moshe1:
    Yes.

    @Loshon Hora:
    You would need to cancel your current card, get a new BA mileage number, and apply again.

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  149. Sruly Says:
    149

    Hey Dan I got approved for the card But I haven’t received anything in the mail or via email, the only info I’m getting is from BA. Is that normal?

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  150. Dan Says:
    150

    @Sruly:
    It can take up to 2 weeks to get a card.
    You can try calling Chase to get the card expedited.

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  151. michael Says:
    151

    Dan have you ever gotten the BA promo twice by applying for a new BA account number? I think it is a myth that is being started here.

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  152. Dan Says:
    152

    @michael:
    I have personally churned literally dozens of other Chase cards using the same method. Have I churned the BA card? No, I’m just getting it for the first time now after doing more research into the program and finding some great uses for BA miles that I hadn’t known about the last time this offer was around.

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  153. Sruly Says:
    153

    Thanks Dan!!

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  154. michael Says:
    154

    “But it’s known that Chase tracks bonuses by mileage numbers”

    That is news to me. I suppose i will give it a shot using that method.

    Because i have been turned down for other Chase card bonuses due to previous cardholder status. But, i never tried opening a new miles account first.

    Will report back in a week or two if it worked

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  155. michael Says:
    155

    I always got my hope up in the past after getting approved and than i get that dreaded letter in the mail, saying that i won’t get the bonus miles but i can keep the new card!

    Wish me luck

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  156. Dan Says:
    156

    @michael:
    Hang around http://www.DansDeals.com/forums and you’ll learn plenty more tricks like that :)
    I’ve never gotten that letter when using a new mileage number…Good luck!

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  157. Sruly Says:
    157

    Dan, Is there another way to meet a spending limit besides actually spending the money or buying the Amex cards?

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  158. leah Says:
    158

    i applied for this credit card 5 DAYS ago _ i never recieved reply if i was approved or not – what do i do?

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  159. Dan Says:
    159

    @Sruly:
    Dollar coins from the mint?

    @leah:
    Have some patience. Credit cards can take up to 2-3 weeks.

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  160. gpapadop Says:
    160

    To Dan:

    Do you combine the ff accounts afterward or do you leave them separate and drain them one by one? :-)

    Have not churned chase cc’s before. I may try this one and let them send me a new baec number. I am chicken as I still have around 120k left untouched and do not want to jeopardize them!

    We are spoiled as those old days of 25k seem so…passe now:-)

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  161. Dan Says:
    161

    @gpapadop:
    It’s usually very easy to combine mileage accounts with the same name afterward.

    I remember back 5 years ago how ecstatic I was when AA came out with the free 25K card which I happily churned every 60 days. Now I have enough cards to wallpaper my office and then some :)

    Gotta love the big offers these days though!

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  162. gpapadop Says:
    162

    @Dan

    Ok, I am going for it as I missed the Business Capital One double;-)

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  163. Dan Says:
    163

    @gpapadop:
    Capital one cards come with 3 credit inquiries vs. just 1 inquiry for every other card out there=1/3 of the pain here.
    And remember just 1 inquiry for applications made for cards from the same bank at the same time with multiple web browsers (see comment 4)

    Consider opening a new BA mileage number first and good luck!

    If you are declined and need help getting applications approved, just try calling the numbers in comment 3 where they can close old cards or shift around credit lines to get new cards approved.

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  164. Sruly Says:
    164

    Oh how does the US mint coins work?

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  165. avi Says:
    165

    Dan – can you give us some sample fuel surcharges on nyc – lhr, nyc – tlv, nyc -hkg routes in biz and first. Also, on the $30k companion ticket, I’m assuming they’ll make you pay for the fuel surcharge as well?

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  166. Leiby Says:
    166

    Dan,

    If I open new cc accounts and then close them quickly, will that cause my credit score to drop, and if yes, what do you recommend I do to get around that?

    Thanks!
    Leiby

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  167. yuda Says:
    167

    Hi dan! Please let me know how to spend the 2500 dollars for the ba card and how do I get money from the mint please explain I’m new to this mint thing and please provide me the links
    Thanks dan following your site for a long time still in the beginning when it was still ctownbochur and I enjoy it very much great deals keep it going

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  168. goodboy Says:
    168

    Dan tanx for all the grate info.
    could u please explain a bit about shift around credit lines to get new cards approved?
    If my 2nd card is still pending & i didn’t give them a new ba number could i open now a new ba acc now & call them thy should add it the app? (i still have my card from last year and don’t wanna close it)

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  169. MILES Says:
    169

    @Dan:
    what is the great uses for BA u found now

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  170. MILES Says:
    170

    if i keep open my old BA card and use a new FF # will i get the bonus miles is it YMMV or for sure want get it i am at 12k spending for the companion

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  171. Dan Says:
    171

    @Sruly:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/5103

    @avi:
    You can search on BA.com for miles and taxes.
    Generally BA flights and flights across the Atlantic will have the highest fuel surcharges.

    @Leiby:
    As your total credit limits go higher and your credit utilization thus goes lower your score will climb as well.
    Instead of closing a card open a new one and call the Chase numbers I posted in comment 3 to have them shift the credit line from the old card to the new card.

    @yuda:
    Mint: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/5103
    AMEX GCs: http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13138

    @goodboy:
    You can try.

    @MILES:
    They’re in the post.
    Hawaii is cheaper with BA miles (35K) than any other US airlines (40k-45K) miles and there are no fuel surcharges.
    South America is an absolute bargain with BA miles (40K) than other US airlines (up to 60K) and there are no fuel surcharges.
    Asia is a great use as well at just 50K miles, etc.

    @MILES:
    You should get the miles, but all churning is YMMV.

    The companion cert is no great shakes. It requires you to fly on BA which means heavy fuel surcharges when the best use of BA miles is to avoid flying on BA!
    Then again if you do use the companion cert in First Class then it still can be aluable even with heavy fuel surcharges.

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  172. goodboy Says:
    172

    When u say to give them a new ba number is that if u cancel your old “credit card” or even if u still keep it?

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  173. MILES Says:
    173

    @Dan:
    i’m using the companion only in First as i posted http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6675.msg77062;topicseen#msg77062 reply # 179

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  174. e Says:
    174

    does anyone if chase signed me up to ba’s miles program if that means I’m approved for the card

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  175. Adam Says:
    175

    Not sure if this was asked, but I got this card last time the had this offer and still have the card open. Do I have any options to get this one now? For example could I close the card i currently have and turn right around to get this one? Or could I just open a second one and combine the miles on the accounts somehow?

    Thanks!

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  176. Dan Says:
    176

    @Adam:
    Close the card first and then open a new one.

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  177. MIMI Says:
    177

    So just to be certain, in order to cancel and not pay the annual fee, i will need to cancel the card within 60 days of receiving it or within 60 days of receiving the bill after the first year?

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  178. Avi Says:
    178

    got rejected! crazy, maybe because i just opened the 25-50k BA card a few weeks ago…

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  179. Dan Says:
    179

    @MIMI:
    Within 60 days of the first bill.

    @Avi:
    You need to wait 30 days between Chase applications if they’re not done at the same time.

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  180. Anonymous Says:
    180

    @Dan:

    Having a hard time searching their website. Keeps telling me I have 0 points so I can’t get the accurate information. Can you give us one sample on the FC companion ticket – let’s say NYC – SYD; what the mileage and fuel surcharge would be.

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  181. Dan Says:
    181

    @Anonymous:
    Even if you have 0 points it will still tell you the miles and taxes required.

    You can only use the companion cert on BA, so that would having to fly from New York to London To Singapore to Sydney. The surcharges for all that flying on BA will be massive and the flight will be torture. Better off flying on their OneWorld partner Qantas without the companion cert…

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  182. churner master Says:
    182

    got appvoved for the ba chase with 100k promo for the second time using a diff ba frequent flyer #!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  183. question Says:
    183

    Dan: I have 22000 points from my amex gold.. What do you advise me to do with them? I have other cc such as aadvantage,platinum and continental, should i combine?

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  184. pesachfan Says:
    184

    just curious. is cx or qf a better first class experience. overall, am i right to assume 150k for cx first is the best redemption value (if you hit both hkg and pvg/pek)?

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  185. ac Says:
    185

    @Churner Master

    How’d you do that exactly? By applying for two, one right after the other so they didn’t have time to notice? Or, did you apply, get approved, cancel, then apply and get approved again?

    That’s brilliant!

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  186. churner master Says:
    186

    @ ac

    I got approved last year for the card and cancelled it this past Jan. now when the offer came out again i got approved.

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  187. Eric Says:
    187

    Dan, this is not a question but would like to share my experiences with playing the credit card “game” to get the intro bonus miles/points. My father discovered the loophole that if you wait 90 days after canceling a particular credit card that you are purged from their system as being a previous card member and can re-apply for the exact same card again and receive the first time member bonus. Well, I started doing this back in 1999 and was able to rack up 160,000 miles on AA in less than one year just by cycling through the numerous cards on the citicards website. At the height of my activities i was getting about 30 cards/year. I had to throttle back for a year or so since my credit score started to drop significantly but it rebounded quickly since the inquiries don’t last too long on your report. It really felt good when I booked a trip in 2008 to Tokyo first class on AA for 120k miles and saw that the sticker price was over $15,000 for the ticket if I were to pay cash. It has def. been a great hobby that PAYS!!!! Just thought I would share my story with you and your readers.

    Eric

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  188. Sruly Says:
    188

    With us mint can you buy any coin or does it have to be a specific one?

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  189. need advice Says:
    189

    I was approved for the british airways but denied for the continental since they will not approve 2 cards at the same time
    any ideas how I can get the continental approved

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  190. Anonymous Says:
    190

    I wasnt approved: the reason is;
    “too many requests for credit or opened accounts with us”

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  191. Dan Says:
    191

    @pesachfan:
    Cathay Pacific First is better than Qantas First.

    And using some free stopovers with BA miles to go to the far-east is great!

    @Eric:
    Definitely a hobby that pays!

    @Sruly:
    The dollar coins are the ones you want.

    @need advice:
    Call the Chase numbers in comment 3 to get a rep to split the credit line between another card to open the BA card.

    @Anonymous:
    Try calling the Chase numbers in comment 3 for reconsideration or an analyst.

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  192. mdny Says:
    192

    finally approved… I first applied on April 3rd… my credit monitoring service reported the inquiry was made 10 days later on April 13th… so if it’s of any use to anyone who got a delayed response to their application… that might shed some light as to why some approval are instant, and others aren’t.

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  193. need advice Says:
    193

    Dan- I called them and asked them if I could split my credit line and they told me it’s nothing to do with that
    they just won’t approve 2 credit cards right after each other
    any other suggestions?

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  194. Anonymous Says:
    194

    Dan: I have 22000 points from my amex gold.. What do you advise me to do with them? I have other cc such as aadvantage,platinum and continental, should i combine?

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  195. need advice Says:
    195

    Hey dan I followed your advice about applying for 3 chase apps simultaneously from 3 different browser. I applied for BA United and Continental. The problem was that in the continental app I didn’t fill in the home phone number and employer etc as it wasn’t starred. As a result the united and ba apps went simultaneously but the continental didn’t.The answer from United and BA were: “Pending” Only then I realised about cont. so I quickly filled in the necessary info and hit apply for continental.I got the same answer; “Pending” Did i mess up, as all three weren’t done at the same time? If yes is there anything I can do now? Thanx Dan your awesome!

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  196. Josh Says:
    196

    Is there anybody who got approved for both cards? (when applying simultaneously)

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  197. DAvid Says:
    197

    Does anyone know if you can sell BA miles? I’d like to spend the 2500 bucks and then just sell the 100000 miles

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  198. Avi Says:
    198

    @Dan: Dan – on the 150k CX First reward to the Far East, how many stopovers are allowed in each direction?

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  199. Dan Says:
    199

    @Anonymous:
    Check out http://www.dansdeals.com/forums for questions such as that.

    @Josh:
    Yes. Look on DDF (DansDeals Forums)

    @Avi:
    Unlimited as long as they’re along the route!

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  200. Avi Says:
    200

    @Dan: One more q! – if China is my destination, can I fly JFK – LHR – TLV – HKG – PVG – KWL – PVG – HKG – JFK? What is considered “along the route”

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  201. split Says:
    201

    Avi – If you happen to know how many miles and fuel charges are need to a trip to China from US I would appreciate it.

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  202. Amy Says:
    202

    need advice:

    Let us know what happened. How quickly did you submit all 3 apps from each other and what type of browser(s) did you use?

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  203. Yossi Says:
    203

    Dan, i applied for my wife for the ba cc and got approved,
    is it possible to apply for me as well and recieve the 100k miles?
    and what about the annuel fee can in cancel anytime and stay with the miles?

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  204. Dan Says:
    204

    @Yossi:
    You can definitely apply for yourself.
    If you cancel within 60 days you should get a refund and keep the miles…

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  205. schlomo Says:
    205

    Dan, I had the cc last year and tried with a new BA number, as suggested above. They first denied me credit at first and then I called in and got them to approve and I did get approved.

    I then sent a message to them to make sure that the bonus offer was correctly assigned to the card. But they wrote this: The 100,000 miles enrollment bonus offer is valid for
    first time cardmembers with new accounts only. According
    to British Airways, you already received an enrollment
    incentive of 100,000 bonus miles on a previous British
    Airways account.

    So, what is going on? Has the information about different BA numbers been *verified* or just a rumor? If verified, what information (such as different address or name) has not been spelled out completely? I feel like there is some “you must read between the lines” going on that I’m missing!

    Please help!

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  206. nate Says:
    206

    Is it possible to apply for the same BA card on 3 browsers (300,000 miles)??

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  207. chaim Says:
    207

    i did my new ba account with a different address and got no such letter so far.

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  208. Anonymous Says:
    208

    @Amy: sure..I used firefox chrome and internet explorer. The ba and the united apps went simultanously and the continental one about 12 seconds later…

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  209. momo Says:
    209

    Applied 4 the wife for both co and ba got declined 4 both. called and they told me i was declined for both since they were similar cards?! they asked me which one i would rather have. i told them ba they approved it . i guessi will wait to receive the cardand then try and get the c approved as well

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  210. please help Says:
    210

    can anyone please advise me how I should proceed I got denied for 1 credit card stating that I had applied to two credit cards the same day
    they were 2 totally dif cards
    what should I do?

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  211. YB Says:
    211

    What type of credit score do you need in order to get approved for a card like this?

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  212. dovi Says:
    212

    can someone please help me
    me and my wife are looking to go to Israel for suckos and we want to get a free flight or as many miles as possible, we have never used miles before and dont have any credit cards now.
    what credit card should we get for the most miles

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  213. dovid Says:
    213

    anyone receive the caed yet got aproved for me and my wife two weeks ago still didn’tget the cards?

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  214. Canadian Says:
    214

    I am an American living in Canada and would like to apply. Can I apply using a Canadian address?..or do I need a US address, which would be my mother’s or sister’s that I really don’t live at…just as a mailing address…is this OK? what’s the best way to do it?

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  215. Gitty Says:
    215

    @dovi: I would suggest you should wait for Dan’s answer, since he’s a bigger expert. But, as my suggest you should apply for the Amex platinum card for both, receive 50,000 for both, then apply for the chase continental as described in this site, that would give you a total of another 50,000 for both, then merge both the amex into the continental, you’ll have over 100,000 for both, that’s far more then enough for a economy class ticket. but again, Dan will be able to advise better.

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  216. Anonymous Says:
    216

    Is there airline lounge access with this card?

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  217. Mordy Says:
    217

    @Dan: If BA fly the same route as AA, can u choose to fly with AA using your BA miles, in order to pay less taxes or will they insist u fly with BA? Or am I totally misunderstanding how u book the flight? Thanks

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  218. Dan Says:
    218

    @please help:
    Call the numbers in comment 3.

    @dovi:
    Check out http://www.dansdeals.com/forums where you can search for questions like that that have been discussed at length and you can ask questions as well.

    @Canadian:
    I would give your parents US address.

    @Anonymous:
    Not with the BA card. You’ll want the AMEX Platinum for lounge access.

    @Mordy:
    Yes, you can definitely choose to fly AA or any other partner airline to avoid the high BA taxes.
    You may need to call BA though.

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  219. Jkhein Says:
    219

    Dan
    I applied and they denied, than got them to reconsider and agent said he will put in a recommendation for a low credit limit approval.
    Its still in pending a few days already but today I recievede an email from BA welcoming me the executive club and membership no. Etc, does that mean they probably will now approve it?

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  220. ben Says:
    220

    I have a 2 other cards from chase (freedom, and quicken) will that prevent me from getting these miles?

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  221. Dan Says:
    221

    @Jkhein:
    Let us know :)

    @ben:
    Not at all.

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  222. david Says:
    222

    does this card work for a buissness acount

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  223. fetcher Says:
    223

    I was approved for the BA card on 4/16 and just got the card. I also got a letter from Chase that says:

    ” You recently opened a new British Airways Visa Card account, which offered a premium after completing your first purchase using your new card…. Our records indicate that you have taken advantage of this offer or a similar offer in the past … ” ) ]”Based on this information, your new account is not eligible to receive the premium associated with the first use of your card.”

    I used a new BA FF# and I applied. I guess Chase has updated the system. About the $95 fee. Do I just cancel this card now?

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  224. sara Says:
    224

    i would like to apply for this credit card but i don’t have any credit history since i never had a credit card
    what should i do?

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  225. Dan Says:
    225

    @david:
    No.

    @fetcher:
    Wow, what a shame!
    I’ve done the Chase churn with that same method with Continental and United literally dozens of times.

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  226. Jack Says:
    226

    Dan,

    I got the same letter as Fetcher (comment 223) So shall I just cancel the card now? Or is that not good for the credit?Shall I call and say I did not realize its for first time only? Whay you suggest??

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  227. yossi Says:
    227

    i was wondering if
    a. i can use these miles for a travel this summer to BRU (Belgium)?
    b. if not, and i would like to use it next year, am i better off selling these miles for cash because of the high fuel charges?
    c. is it bad for my credit if i open a cad and close it within 90 days (to avoid all fees)?
    thanks for this post and all of you posts…

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  228. scwam Says:
    228

    Dan, I will soon be attempting this new FF# on CO being a previous bonus reciever. I’m afraid they may have some new relational database that now uses some other data as the primary key for the bonus awards reference.

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  229. need help!! Says:
    229

    I applied for 3 apps Dan at once like you said and was denied for all of them . Is there anything I can do?

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  230. Dan Says:
    230

    @Jack:
    You can try to call the numbers in post 3 and see if they’ll give you another card.

    @yossi:
    You can use the miles, just see how much the surcharges are and figure out if its worth it. Flying on different partner airlines will result in different surcharges.

    Closing a card is not tha bad besides for losing that credit line. You can also open another Chase card and use the BA card as a negotiating tool to get approved for another card in exchange for agreeing to close and BA card and transferring the credit limit over to the new card.

    @scwam:
    Let us know how it goes! I’ve never had a problem churning other Chase cards, but at least the with the BA card Chase is catching up with churning unfortunately even when using a new FF#.

    @need help!!:
    Call the number is comment 3 to negotiate with them and move credit lines around/close other cards to get new apps approved.

    If you have a Chase checking account you can also get your local banker to write a letter of reconsideration for you. They may require that you have $10,000 in the account in order to write the letter.

    Good luck!

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  231. robert Says:
    231

    dan,

    i have recd the ba bonus miles year ago. cancelled accot abt 30 days ago. how can i signup & rec bonus miles into my ff acct?

    thx

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  232. m Says:
    232

    did anyone open the chase credit card and then close it?
    did they leave the miles on the ba card?

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  233. Dan Says:
    233

    @m:
    The miles will stay in your BA mileage account even after you close the BA card.

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  234. Jack Says:
    234

    Follow up on post 230:

    Which other cards should I get from them? I already have a continental. What else is worth it for mileage? And will they just agree to transfer from BA to another carrier?
    tx

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  235. need help!! Says:
    235

    @Dan: Dan thanx for the reply . Q . What do I tell the rep when she asks my why I applied for 3 cards on the same day? Also I don’t have other Chase cc ….what can I negotiate with them? Thnx!

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  236. Emily Says:
    236

    Charm,

    At your post 207, you mentioned that your new BA number has a new address. Is the address the same as your address for credit card application? Or you changed your old BA number to a different address?

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  237. Sam Says:
    237

    Your words above:
    You can also open another Chase card and use the BA card as a negotiating tool to get approved for another card in exchange for agreeing to close and BA card and transferring the credit limit over to the new card.

    Which other card besides continental would you advise to negotiate for?

    tx

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  238. Dan Says:
    238

    @Sam:
    See comment 4 for some other good cards.

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  239. Dan please help!!!! Says:
    239

    I received the BA card. Unfortunately I received a letter in the mail stating for first time users. I opened a new BA number. what should I do? I was counting on these miles!

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  240. Hocker Says:
    240

    Dan i applied for 3 cards from chase like u said but was denied . What should I tell the rep as to why I applied for 3 cards on the same day? Thanx

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  241. scwam Says:
    241

    Can I ask you?
    When you opened the new BA Account:

    Same address?
    Same Telephone No.?
    Same Email?
    Same exact name?

    As your current BA Account? And As your current Chase cardholder account(s)? Lastly, we you targeted or not?

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  242. Dan please help!!!! Says:
    242

    I opened the account a couple of days before I applied. dif email address, same name…

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  243. Dan please help!!!! Says:
    243

    and they put my old british airways number on my card how do I get them to switch that????

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  244. dov Says:
    244

    Dan, would you please let me know the total fees going on BA from Newark or JFK via London to tlv or there is a better way to fly ,i have 200.000 BA miles, thanx

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  245. no miles Says:
    245

    I also got a letter stating that it is for new customers only. Its becoming difficult to get any chase promo. It used to be once a year for the new accounts but they are tightening up and going by ss

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  246. Shaytmg Says:
    246

    Does anyone know if BA miles can be used for hotels, rental cars, etc., or can they only be used for flights?

    Thanks.

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  247. josh Says:
    247

    I applied and got approved and made a small purchase, when will I get the miles? They did not show up on my account.

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  248. Dan Says:
    248

    @josh:
    When your statement closes.

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  249. Chaim Says:
    249

    Dan.

    I applied today and did not get instant approval. I called them trying to get the status and they said it will take between 2-4 weeks. Does this mean I was denied? If so, I can ask them to reconsider my application, but that will be after promo ends. Does that mean I won’t be eligible for the miles?

    Thank you

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  250. mb Says:
    250

    Dan –

    Can I use the BA miles to book an EL AL ticket through AA??
    It’s a longshot, but you never know.

    Thanks.

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  251. dav Says:
    251

    dan,i see everyone is saying that they picked up on non first time members even with new account do you have any new info on this?

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  252. Elli Says:
    252

    @mb: Good luck ;)

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  253. trip boy Says:
    253

    Dan, time is ticking, do you thing applying under dif email and slightly dif name will work if i already got promo last year??? or do they go by SS? (anyone else with insight welcome to comment, tks)

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  254. MIKE Says:
    254

    ANYONY KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IF YOUR SOCIAL IS OFF BY ONE DIGET?

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  255. abe Says:
    255

    anyone know the fuel surcharge from usa to australia using ba miles to fly on qantas?

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  256. Sruly Says:
    256

    Hey Dan, 1) Are there specific coins from the list that I have to order (e.g. Circulating $1 Coin Direct Ship Rolls – Abraham Lincoln (Y16) ) Or can I order any from the list. 2) Can I technically order $30,000 worth of coins and meet the spending limit for the voucher for two or is there an order limit?

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  257. Yossi Says:
    257

    I have rcieved my BA Credit Card, and chase said i should get the miles after spending the 2500 and il see it between 6-8 weeks please advise if il cancel the card (to avoid anual fee) will the miles still go in the account after cancelling?

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  258. Joey Says:
    258

    can i do a balance transfer instead of spending $2500?

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  259. yossi 2 Says:
    259

    Dan, looking to sell the 100k miles is it worth? And any idea where ill get best paid 4 it?
    Thanks

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  260. sam Says:
    260

    i just got my card i will make my first small purchase to get the 50000 but i am wondering how do i got about doing the mint coins thing can u post a link or something it will very helpfull

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  261. jk2 Says:
    261

    I was not instantly approved. Called Chase landing services and lady told me that she cannot approve my application, since I applied for 8 cards in last 12 months (my last app was with Chase in February). I asked to reconsider, but she didn’t want to even talk about it – she repeated and repeated that such number of apps is too much and even I have a perfect credit history doesn’t mean too much. What should I do?

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  262. Sam Says:
    262

    Dan,

    As I was denied the rewards as a non-first time applicant I called chase to try to transfer my credit line to a new card. They will only transfer the credit line to another existing credit card that u have with them but not to a totally new card. They said u have to close the account and then reapply for another card. What you think about that?

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  263. need help!! Says:
    263

    @Dan: I called Chase Reconsideration and they said they need a W2 form….I also called my Chase bank and the manager said she cant mail them any such letter as it is a different party that underwrites etc…any ideas?
    Thanx Dan

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  264. JUST FYI Says:
    264

    @need help!!:

    W2 has nothing to do with your Chase Bank, why not send them a W2 (just make sure its for what you stated on the application….after all you wouldn’t lie….)

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  265. Sarah Says:
    265

    @Dan: hi, a quick question….for someone without credit history who wants to get approved for a credit card-what’s the best way to build up credit? Does it help to be an authorized card holder on someone else’s card? Thanks

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  266. Moishy Says:
    266

    I keep on opening up the link and only the t&c are on the page not the actual offer. Any clues?

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  267. Levi Says:
    267

    hi thanks for this great offer. i applied and less then a week later i receive notice that chase has randomely closed my freedom credit card that i had from before, reason: credit history not long enough, i have credit since 2007.
    can this be linked to my application for the ba chase? is there anything that i can do for them to consider reopening it?

    thanks

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  268. Dan Says:
    268

    @Chaim:
    As long as you applied before the promo ends then even if you ask for reconsideration afterward you will still get the 100K promo.

    @mb:
    No.

    @trip boy:
    The only way to know for sure is by trying.

    @abe:
    You can check on ba.com by booking an award ticket for the route that you want.

    @Sruly:
    Any from the list, but the mint limits you to $1,000 a month now I believe.

    @Yossi:
    The miles will post on the statement after you meet the spending requirement.

    @yossi 2:
    Try contacting the advertiser in the banner ad on top of DansDeals.com

    @sam:
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/5103

    @jk2:
    Try again.

    @Sam:
    Try opening a new card and have them transfer the limit to that card.

    @Sarah:
    That would help.
    Or open a store card like from Gap or open a secured card.

    @Moishy:
    It works for me.

    @Levi:
    Call the Chase contact numbers in comment 3.

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  269. chanana Says:
    269

    would this card work for small buisness?

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  270. sch Says:
    270

    i got 100000 miles last year from this offer could i apply again will i recive them again,{bec i know someone that did it the second time and didnt recive the miles

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  271. David Says:
    271

    @yossi2 I contacted the dansdeals banner ad guy, and he said he would buy the 100000 ba miles for 1050 dollars

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  272. helene Says:
    272

    dear Dan, my application was accepted for the ba card. I also have a starwood Amex card with 60,000 miles. I will be traveling to London in august. How should I book my flight? Would u suggest I get the Amex platinum card to cover the foreign transaction fees?

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  273. jeremy Says:
    273

    is the promotion still good?

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  274. Dan Says:
    274

    @chanana:
    Sure if you apply with your personal information…

    @sch:
    Seems unlikely at this point, although some have claimed that they opened up a new BA account with a new address and contact details.

    @helene:
    I suggest you peruse http://www.dansdeals.com/forums

    @jeremy:
    Yes.

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  275. Heshy Says:
    275

    Hi Dan, I already have a AADVANTAGE ACCOUNT, Where will these Miles Post, they will give me a Different account specifically for BA? if so Can i join the Miles together to claim one Ticket? Say for example i have 50,000 with BA and 25,000 with AA, Can i buy a Ticket worth of 75,000 Miles?

    Thanks :)

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  276. Dan Says:
    276

    @Heshy:
    BA will book you on AA and vice versa, but you can’t combine their miles together into one account.

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  277. MILES Says:
    277

    @Heshy:
    New BA account

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  278. chaya Says:
    278

    hi how can i know if i do this and get the 50.000 if i can use it towards car rentals and hotels only? or do i have to use it for plane tickets?
    whan does this promotion expire?

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  279. Mark Says:
    279

    Dan,

    I got my credit card and activated it. How do i login to see my account?

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  280. Heshy Says:
    280

    Thanks Dan for ur Ehlp
    Thanks Miles, as well! :)

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  281. albert Says:
    281

    hey dan, does the card need to b ordered by thursday or do you need to have it and use it by then… if i sign up now and get it in a week will i still get the miles?

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  282. Yitzi Says:
    282

    Hey dan, the last day for This offer is may 5th or may 6th?

    Also I plan on doing the double browser method, are there any other current chase offers going on now that I can do?

    Thanx

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  283. scwam Says:
    283

    Yitzi:
    Yeah, go for the Continental 50k offer. It will be the last time it is offered before those miles become United.

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  284. Zvi Says:
    284

    @dov: British Airways from New York to Tel Aviv with a stopover in London is 65,000 miles in economy class (double that for business), and the fuel surcharge as of today 5/3 for flying in June (if you could find an opening) is $570 approximately.

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  285. isac Says:
    285

    how long after opening the BA card do i need to cancel not to pay annual fee?
    If I opened AA visa (75k offer) 2 months ago can i open this also?

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  286. paypal Says:
    286

    Will sending a friend a gift of $2500 thru PayPal funded with the BA card, do the trick as far as the 1st 3 month spending requirement to get the 100k miles? of course i will have them send it back to my account so i can pay the bill.

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  287. mark Says:
    287

    Help! I checked availability on AA and there were numerous flights available almost everyday but when booking on BA.com there were only like 3 AA flights most days. Is there a work around?

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  288. Dan Says:
    288

    @albert:
    As long as you signup by May 5th you’ll get the miles.

    @isac:
    60 days.
    You can definitely do this card even with AA cards.

    @mark:
    Sure, pick up the phone and call BA to book the flights.

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  289. jk2 Says:
    289

    Dan,

    Do you know to whom I can complain in Chase about rejecting for BA Visa? I received a rejection letter, called Credit Card services and the guy was willing to open a card (even asked me what kind of CC limit I want to have), but suddenly he saw `a note` from my conversation with previous resps who didn’t want to open a card due to ‘many new requests were made for new credit’. The guy had repeated again and again, that he will follow other reps’s suggestions. Even threatening to close my checking account and other credit cards (I have 3 with them) didn’t help. So, instead of writing a mail to Credit Card services, may I write a letter to someone with higher rank?

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  290. sol Says:
    290

    DAN can you please advise how to write to amex about getting additional miles from previous sign up bonuses that where higher. for example the 100k for platinum and the 75k for the gold

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  291. Rivkie Says:
    291

    how do i set up a new British Airways mileage number?

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  292. jack Says:
    292

    Hi Dan,
    I just got off the phone with a chase representative and she assured me that I would have only 30 days to cancel my British airways visa card from when the annual fee was posted to my account if I wanted to be refunded the annual fee, however she also said that by doing that I would be forfeiting any bones benefits I received by signing up namely the bones miles. She also told me that they do not have an option to combine this card with another card being that this is the only card they offer with British airways.
    But I guess 100,000 miles are worth the $95.00 annual fee! :)

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  293. fred Says:
    293

    @jack:
    If you spend the money before the first statement you will get the miles on the first statement. You will then have 30 days to cancel and get back the fee. I’ve never heard of any credit card taking back the miles. They are in your BA account how can they get them back?

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  294. eli Says:
    294

    dan, where can i sell Ecards from AA?

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  295. jack Says:
    295

    It may be, that even if I spend the $2,500 on this statement the mileage won’t show up on my account for another month or so and by then the 30 days from the charge of the annual fee (which was already posted on my account on 05/01/2011) will already be over.
    Basically they can stall with putting all the miles into my account until after the 30 days are up. Therefore if I cancel before the 30 days they will still be able to disqualify me from getting them altogether.
    Anyway this is what the rep. told me.

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  296. asherg Says:
    296

    Dan, I read the fine print on the bottom once you click on the link its says miles can only be used for europe, how do you know that you can use it for israel, just curious

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  297. Mark Says:
    297

    Anyone know how long it takes for the 100,000 miles to post?

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  298. yosef Says:
    298

    dan isreal is never avalabale with miles when should you start looking for tickets how far in advance and whats the cheapest way miles wise to go?

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  299. Heshy Says:
    299

    Does the 1$ Transaction have to Seperate from $2,500 or if i Bay a Bill of 2,500 i will get the miles Automatically, meaning 100,000?

    Thanks

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  300. Dan Says:
    300

    @jk2:
    Call more reps using all the numbers in comment 3.

    @asherg:
    Definitely not true. The Europe ticket is just an example, you can use the miles for anywhere in the world that you want.

    @Mark:
    On the statement after you spend the $2,500.

    @yosef:
    There’s always availability. You just need to know how to search for it.

    @Heshy:
    1 bill of $2,500 would qualify.

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  301. dave Says:
    301

    if you get rejected for the card, does it still affect your credit? thanks dan!

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  302. Mark Says:
    302

    Dan
    If your saying i only get the 100,000 miles on the statement after, than when can i cancel the card to get credited for the fee and also keep/spend the 100,000?

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  303. Anonymous Says:
    303

    @asherg & dan

    I believe Israel is considered Europe according to BA classifications (see chart dan posted)

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  304. milechazzer Says:
    304

    Dan – I applied for Continental, United and BA visa cards with 3 browsers, and I got an instant response on all 3 that they are reviewing my application. Does it make sense for me to call the reconsideration or status numbers at this point, or should I only call after I get a rejection from any of them?
    thanks

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  305. ESR Says:
    305

    How will opening this card then closing it after I’m finished to avoid the annual fee affect my credit?

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  306. jack Says:
    306

    Dan,
    Is what I wrote in #292 and #295 to be expected? It sounded like you meant we can can cancel the card and still get the annual fee back, or the number that you posted to combine the card.
    Is there anyway around what what the rep. told me, mentioned above?

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  307. mah nishma Says:
    307

    Anyone get annual fee waived?

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  308. Dan Says:
    308

    @Mark:
    You should have 60 days (ro 30 days according to some reps) from when you get billed for the card to cancel the card and get a refund.

    @milechazzer:
    I would wait, but YMMV.

    @ESR:
    Assuming you just juggle the credit lines back and forth to other cards the only effect will be the hard pull to get the card, which will cost just a couple points and will fall off your report eventually.

    @jack:
    Obviously the rep won’t tell you you can do this…but you either have 30 or 60 days from the bill to cancel and the miles will post on the same bill if you spend the $2,500 right away.

    @mah nishma:
    Not unless you cancel it.

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  309. yitzL Says:
    309

    @ DAN
    is there still a raffle going on if you apply for credit cards thru your links?

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  310. Dan Says:
    310

    @yitzL:
    Nope, that’s over.
    The winner will be announced later this month.

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  311. reb dan plz help Says:
    311

    help!!!!! united landing page only showing free 1000 mile upgrade not the 30k offer i tried in ie/mozilla/chrome????

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  312. Manny Says:
    312

    Dan, I was hopeful when you gave the numbers and said to call reconsideration because I have bad credit. So which of the numbers should I call for that and what should I say to them for best results?
    Thanks.

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  313. sim Says:
    313

    If I applied today and my application is pending, if I get approved after the deal expires am I still able to get the points?

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  314. Dan Says:
    314

    @reb dan plz help:
    That’s normal for Chase apps. As long as the first page says 30000 miles plus $50 cash back you will get that. You can also save a printscreen as a precaution.

    @sim:
    100%, as long as you apply by today you will get the 100k miles offer.

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  315. Gluck Says:
    315

    Is today really the last day of the offer?? Or will they be extending it?

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  316. Beny Says:
    316

    @Dan: Dan,
    did you send emails to all who are included in raffle yet?
    cuz i got none yet…

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  317. steve Says:
    317

    how do you juggle the @Dan: Dan can you explain the process of “just juggle the credit lines back and forth to other cards”?

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  318. reb dan plz help Says:
    318

    applied, and got three app pending, can i call now to have them push it through or i wait till i get an answer in the mail??

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  319. ??? Says:
    319

    i just applied and was told wait 10-30 days

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  320. Dan Says:
    320

    @Gluck:
    From what they told me, today is the last day.

    @steve:
    Call the reconsideration number in comment 3.

    @reb dan plz help:
    There’s no right way of doing it. Personally I’d wait, but you can try it now also.

    @???:
    Good luck!

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  321. mike Says:
    321

    dan im sure you applied for the card last time around if so whats the way you plan on getting it again??? would like to do same.

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  322. frantic Says:
    322

    @Dan: its sayin error the app wont load

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  323. shy-guy Says:
    323

    Dan, What do you tell the CSR when they say that you already have 2 cards and just applied for another 3 other than “I want to rip some miles off of you…”?
    I successfully created many CC through you (and I used only your links)but i did them on my cousins/brothers/wife’s vchulu’s names. I wish I would have the guts to do them all on my own!
    Please help me

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  324. Dan Says:
    324

    @mike:
    You can try creating a BA account with different details.

    @frantic:
    Works for me.

    @shy-guy:
    They didn’t ask, but if they did I would just say I’m a miles addict.

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  325. frantic Says:
    325

    if the app loads how do i know if i will receive 100k its after 12 (in the past i had case with ba that theyoffer on their site 3 weeks after it ex and they didnt honor it saying that in small print it had exp date

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  326. Dan Says:
    326

    @frantic:
    If it still loads you should be OK. It was supposed to last until May 6th, but then they decided to make it May 5th. I think for today you’re still safe.

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  327. Deal guy Says:
    327

    how can you tell if it was only 1 hard pull or 3? Where do you see the amount of hard pulls?

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  328. Dan Says:
    328

    @Deal guy:
    AMEX, Citi, and Chase only pull once for multiple apps made at the same time.

    You can look inquiries (hard pulls) using something like Citi identity monitor.

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  329. Swiz Says:
    329

    @Dan , @Anyone else:

    I have already applied for the BA card at the beginning of April, and got approved after calling in, and pretty much being interrogated about my self-employment. However, I was interested in using the 3 browser method and applying for the following cards:
    1. United 30k/$50 (then ask for 50K)
    2. Continental 30k/$50 (then ask for 50K)
    3. Continental 50k

    So my questions were:
    1. Do you think it’ll be possible for me to get any or all of these since I just got the BA card about just under a month ago?
    2. How can I make the 3 browser method work successfully? (clean cookies, use Chrome-Firefox-IE, etc.)
    3. What should I write to ensure I get approved? I have a decently good credit score, I think? I haven’t actually checked exactly (I don’t know how or where), but I’ve been approved for the Citi AA Visa, AMEX Gold Delta, AMEX Plat, Chase BA, all thanks to you in the past 3 months. I had a friend who stated he was a medical/law professional student to avoid giving any employment information and he was instantly approved where I stated self-employed and was given the 21 questions.
    4. Other than these or instead of these, which cards do you recommend? I’m open to changing it up. I find the Hyatt, SPG, and Sapphire cards not that useful since I don’t spend much time in hotels and the cash back is so minimal.

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  330. isac Says:
    330

    if i want to cancel the BA card and the Amex plat. and still get the miles,
    do i need to spend the required amount ( BA $2500, Amex $1000) the first month for the miles to post before I cancel?

    Is there still the amex gift card option?

    Thanks

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  331. jk2 Says:
    331

    Well, I did apply for 3 cards (AMEX Platinum, BA Visa and US Airways MC) one after another in 5 minutes timeframe. Banks are AMEX, Chase and Barclays. Was instantly approved for the first application only (for AMEX Platinum). Last two were under consideration and when I called to them, they already saw other inquires. All of them used Experian. I pulled up my credit report from Experian the next day, and all three pulls were on the credit file. So, I don’t know is it really work to apply for several credit cards in one day.

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  332. yada Says:
    332

    still up. going to use your link and get me some miles.

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  333. Jay Says:
    333

    Does anyone know if American Airlines has a promotion that waives checked baggage fees within the United States for AAdvantage members? I know that Continental has the promotion but I’m flying AA in a few weeks and wouldn’t mind some free bags.

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  334. can anyone help me Says:
    334

    I applied and they put my old BA number on it.
    I am trying to get them to change it but they told me it is nothing to do with my BA number, it is if I received a promotion in the past. Can chase verify that info?

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  335. Dan Says:
    335

    @Swiz:
    All of your questions are very YMMV. There are no hard and fast rules when it comes to churning.
    Personally I think the Hyatt card is great. Places like the Park Hyatt Paris or Sydney that normally go for $1,000 a night can be within your reach with it.

    And SPg is great even if you don’t stay in hotels as 20,000 SPG= 25,000-50,000 miles

    @isac:
    It would be a good idea to spend the spending threshold asap.
    There is still the AMEX GC option.
    http://www.dansdeals.com/archives/13138

    @jk2:
    Wow, I don’t think you are understanding my 3 browser method at all.
    1. All applications need to be from the same bank for it just be 1 credit pull. All 3 of your apps were from different banks!

    2. Ideally you should do it with 3 different browsers, fill them all out, and hit submit as close as possible to each other.

    @Jay:
    Only if you are elite.

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  336. slowpoke Says:
    336

    it seems deal is still live can anyone confirm?

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  337. Dan Says:
    337

    @slowpoke:
    Links not working for me, but if it is for you then go for it.

    I don’t understand why people always procrastinate so much!

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  338. Joey Says:
    338

    Deal is now dead

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  339. aaron Says:
    339

    @ swiz, how do u plan on asking for 50k on the united was there a deal that offered that?

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  340. Bacc Says:
    340

    You’ve mentioned an aid to churning Chase card is to create new ff accounts and use those numbers. What is your trick? I tried to add a United account and I got the message that I already am a member and have I forgotten my user name and password.

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  341. Sam Says:
    341

    I got the card and on the same day received a letter stating that since i applied for this promotion in the past i will not receive the miles. can i fight them?

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  342. gs Says:
    342

    I received my credit card in the mail a couple weeks ago, but have not yet activated the card (or made any purchases), will the miles still post to my account if I got approved for the card before May 5? How do I know I will get the bonus miles (the paperwork the cad came with did not mention anything…)

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  343. shach Says:
    343

    just pushed it through today by splitting my credit balance with other cards. do i still qualify for the deal?

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  344. Chaim Says:
    344

    Dan,
    I Just received this letter: :(

    ” You recently opened a new British Airways Visa Card account, which offered a premium after completing your first purchase using your new card…. Our records indicate that you have taken advantage of this offer or a similar offer in the past … ”.

    Any ideas why this happened to me and not the many others out there?
    Should I call and try to get the bonus or is that a waste of time?
    Thanks.

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  345. e Says:
    345

    @Crunch:were you able to avoid the $95 fee, did the 60 days cutoff work.

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  346. Sam Says:
    346

    I got the same letter

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  347. eli Says:
    347

    I got the same letter even though I used a new BA account number.

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  348. Yosef Says:
    348

    By the way its not dead. you can still sign up. look at britishairways.com its still posted there!!!!

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  349. miles Says:
    349

    i had the card last year and closed it and i applide for a new one i was sent a letter from chase that they would not give me the singing up miles so i called and told them this they said they would give it to me on the phone 2 months have passed an i called in they say they cant give it to me and they dont see that i called what can i do dan ?

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  350. fregging Says:
    350

    @Dannyboy: dan, i called chase to cancel my ba card and the rep told me that chase reserves the right to take back the miles!do you think there is anything to worry about,or i can just cancel?

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  351. SD Says:
    351

    I applied for this British Airways/Chase card in April and have spent about $5k on the card. I only got the original 50k miles (my mileage balance shows 55,269). How do I go about getting the other 50k miles?

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  352. SM Says:
    352

    I’ve gotten 100,000 miles for this card a year ago and have closed it. I applied again and got approved. I didn’t create a new executive club membership before opening. Chase is saying that I wont be able to get any miles on this card not for signing up or for spending 2,500 in 3 months. Any suggestions as to what I can do.

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  353. SG Says:
    353

    I just received the 100,000 miles that was promised to me by a senior manager in June. Is there any good way to use this to fly to Israel? I would like to get 2 tickets.

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